Atos names its ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Kieran Moran from Runcorn scoops top prize

London, 28th January 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, has awarded one of its young apprentices the accolade of Apprentice of the Year at a recent awards ceremony.

Kieran Moran, a computer programmer from Runcorn, was presented with the top accolade of Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony held at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

The Atos Apprentice End of Programme Awards, celebrates and recognises the achievements of both the Atos’ advanced and higher level apprentices who have worked hard to complete their apprenticeship scheme over the course of last year.

Kieran was recognised for his maturity and professionalism towards his role as well as demonstrating a high level of enthusiasm and influence for an individual at the start of their career.

Kieran, who decided to undertake an apprenticeship rather than attend university, said: “I was really taken aback to have won and to be recognised out of all the other apprentices this year is amazing.

“I’ve really enjoyed working and learning plus getting the chance to come up with ideas and create innovative new processes. It has been so satisfying to see the systems I’ve worked with being used by our customers and to know that they are improving the business.

“By joining the Atos apprenticeship programme, I knew it would be a great first step on the career ladder with excellent opportunities. The experience I have gained during my apprenticeship has been invaluable, it’s truly something you just can’t get by going to university.”

The awards were based on the Atos’ seven corporate values: accountability, trust, operational competitiveness, service, innovation, social wellbeing and excellence. All entries for the awards were judged by Atos CEO for UK and Ireland, Ursula Morgenstern. The event was hosted by Damien Shevlin, UK HR Director for Operations and Adrian Gregory, Senior Vice President, Public Sector UK & Ireland was the guest speaker, sharing with the apprentices his own career experiences and tips for the future.

Paul Omar, Service Delivery Manager, for Atos in the Public Sector said: “Kieran has been a model apprentice and has adapted very well to the workplace demonstrating maturity and professionalism; he brings a fresh perspective to business activities and shows that youth is no barrier to having impact and influence in the workplace”.

Steve Sutton, Senior Vice President for the Systems Integration Global Practice commented, “I want to congratulate all of the apprentices, the nominations we received this year were just a small representation of the wealth of all their achievements over the apprenticeship programme and clearly shows us that they are the future of Atos.”

This marked the second time that Atos has celebrated its young talented apprentices since the launch of its Apprenticeship Programme in 2012.

Atos runs a series of apprenticeship schemes including specialist areas such as IT Systems & Hardware, Software Development, Project Management and Cyber Security.

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A full list of the winners of the evening:

Winners: Claire Nelson (Accountability). Liam Kightly (Trust), Thomas Barnett (Operational Competitiveness), Chris Armstrong (Service), Adam Dowson (Innovation), Darren Steel (Social Wellbeing), Colin Abercrombie (Excellence)

Runners-Up: Ryan Young (Accountability), Mike Hughes (Trust), Emma Dennis (Operational Competitiveness), Amy Brown (Service), Ryan Young (Innovation), Claire Nelson (Social Wellbeing), Scott Lloyd (Excellence)

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit:

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